Only upon a strong foundation can a strong building be built. Similarly, for any society, community, nation or civilization, youths are regarded as its future, the driver of new ideas and adapter of progressive thinking.
When Srila Prabhupada went to America with just Rs40/- and the message of Bhagavat Gita , mostly it were youths that took up the message and created a spiritual movement all over the world. Krishna is an eternal youth and he chose another youth, a dear friend of His, Arjuna to be recipient of the empowering message of Bhagavat Gita.
ISKCON Youth Forum offers training and education through discourses, workshops,
retreats, residential programs, group activities and social activities designed around the needs, interest and concerns for youths (age 16-30 years).
We believe that if youths are equipped with right set of values and competiveness, his future and the future of our communities would be very bright (and vice versa)
Our team has been conducting various exciting programs at most prestigious institutions of the country IIT Roorkee, IIT Jammu, Delhi Technological University, NIT Allahabad, NIT Hamirpur, etc. which include:
Separate wings exists for young boys and girls to train them in the values of spiritual life.
IYF Also provides residential programs for students near their colleges and universities. The nature of this training is not exactly bookish, rather they learn the subtleties of spiritual life by staying in a spiritual environment resembling a 21st century gurukula over a period of time.
Almost all major university and institutions around India have hostel operated for students by different ISKCON centres.
Currently ISKCON Punjabi Bagh provides this facility for boys only. Additionally, weekend programs for boys and girls also run inside the temple campus